Adult Forum: On October 20,2019. Pastor Brian Erickson returns to preach and lead an Adult Forum on his New Book “When the Northern Lights Went Dark.” He will have some books available and it is also available from Amazon.
CROP Hunger Walk for Church World Service and ACCA: The annual CROP walk to support our local ACCA food pantry as well as self-help projects around the world is October 19th. All of our sister congregations in the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) will be walking the trails around Lake Accotink park to raise funds. Projects include hunger and disaster relief, refugee assistance and resettlement, and sustainable development projects like drilling wells and giving animals to families or seed for crops. These projects are done around the world including the USA. A total of 25% of all local funds raised are used to support our local ACCA food pantry. If you are interested in walking or supporting our Peace ACCA representative, Ron Maree, please contact him through the church office to pledge an amount.
Our next Family Meeting & Potluck is scheduled for Reformation Sunday, October 27 at 11:45 am in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring food or drink items to share!
Beginning in Advent, a small group study called “Troubling the Waters for Healing of the Church” will commence. The study is an ELCA resource designed to guide participants in self-reflection and awareness around issues of race and, in particular, the oft-uncomfortable reality of white privilege. The study follows the church lectionary cycle and gatherings take place over a year. Prayerful support is sought from the larger congregation; there will be times over the year that the congregation is invited to enter the conversation and learning. Described as a journey from privilege to partnership, this initiative seeks to invite people to “look forward to being transformed by the Spirit from persons of privilege to partner in building not only a more inclusive and multicultural church, but also a more just world.” The meeting days and times are TBD.
October 27th at 9:15 am Shannon Spence and Nadia Fitzcharles will host an adult forum on this topic and share more details of the resource and study. Shannon will also be available some Sunday mornings during the fellowship hour to answer questions. See you on the 27th!
Peace Young Adult Group Meetings
When: October 27th, 3pm
Where: Fellowship Hall
Questions? Contact Allison Hansgate or the church office.
Faithful Families meets October 27th from 5-6:30 pm. Faithful Families is an opportunity for families with children up to age 12 years old to get together once a month, share a meal, and focus on faith building and fellowship. This often includes crafts, hands-on games and activities, singing, and, always: food! We will gather for food, learning, and fellowship – invite a neighbor or friend to experience this community-building potluck and faith formation event with us! Sign up here.
Adult Forum – Recreate Retreat Reflections – November 3rd from 9:15 am – 10:15 am. Participants and presenters from the Re-Create Retreat will share their art, experiences and reflections. Everyone is welcome, including those who went on the retreat as well as those who didn’t go but want to hear about it.
Marni Maree’s Art Feast:
a watercolor workshop for ALL creators!
Saturday, November 16th. Lunch in the fellowship hall begins at 12:00 pm followed by the Art Feast at 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
In this workshop you will create your own unique pottery piece on paper with watercolor. First you will design your pot or bowl or cup or whatever happens. Then you will add your special design and paint it using watercolor techniques that I will teach you. You say you are not creative and have no experience? Not a problem. YOU ARE CREATIVE. You were born that way. Let it come out in a safe and fun community at Peace!
All materials and lunch are supplied. You just need to bring your open mind and heart. Learn more about Marni and her art at marnimaree.com
Sign up for the Art Feast here. Limit of 30 attendees.
Women Renewing at Peace (WRAP) meets October 25, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. WRAP is a monthly women’s Bible Study group. They meet on the last Friday of the month, at 11:00 am. Contact the office for more information.
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Early bird discount through Jan. 6, 2020. Registration materials are online only. https://www.womenoftheelca.org/new-triennial-event-page
Also, be sure to check out our full church calendar.